New Jersey’s Florham Park The New York Jets signed veteran free agent Trevor Siemian to their practice squad, the team confirmed, in response to mounting demand to solve their quarterback situation.
Siemian, 31, joined Zach Wilson and Tim Boyle in the quarterback room of the New York Jets after being cut by the Cincinnati Bengals during the preseason. Wilson was given a vote of confidence by coach Robert Saleh despite putting on another subpar performance two days before this one.
to start Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to Saleh. However, the Jets have a starting quarterback in Siemian, who may be a viable option in the event that Wilson struggles further.
Rapper J. Cole claims that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick inquired about being added to the practice squad in a letter dated September 21 that he sent to Jets general manager Joe Douglas. Cole posted the message on Tuesday to his Instagram account.
“I requested permission from Colin @kaepernick7 to publish this letter online. Reluctantly, he said My position was that I thought it was important for the public and all organizations to be aware of how hard he works and how much he still wants to play. and has done so forever. Ultimately, he consented to allow me.”
Though Kaepernick last participated in an NFL game in 2016, the year he started demonstrating against racial injustice during the playing of the national anthem, he has worked out for NFL clubs, most notably the Las Vegas Raiders last season.
With an Achilles injury suffered on the fourth play of the season, Aaron Rodgers has left the Jets (1-2) reeling. Wilson entered the game late to help the Jets defeat the Buffalo Bills in overtime, but in almost three full games as the quarterback, the offense has managed just three touchdowns.
With 42 touchdowns and 28 interceptions during his career, Siemian’s record is 13-17. After being fired by the Denver Broncos, Siemian, who was the team’s full-time starter in 2016 and 2017, has been reduced to backup duties.
Since 2017, he hasn’t received a start.
Since then, he has failed to make six straight starts, one of which was for the Jets in 2019. He played just one quarter in Week 2 after taking Sam Darnold’s spot due to mononucleosis. After being struck by Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, he sustained an ankle injury that ended his season.
While playing for the Chicago Bears last season, Siemian got the start against the Jets. He was ineffective in a 31-10 defeat, completing just 14 of 25 passes for 179 yards, one score, and one pick.
He missed out on Jake Browning for the backup position with the Bengals this summer. In the preseason, Siemian saw a lot of playing time, but he only completed 36 of 65 passes for 316 yards, two interceptions, and no touchdowns.
Since Rodgers’ injury,Carson Wentz, Matt Ryan,
and Chad Henne have all been mentioned as potential quarterback candidates for the Jets. Henne, a Jacksonville offensive coordinator under Nathaniel Hackett, was contacted and showed interest, but he turned it down. Sources claim that Wentz and Ryan made overtures to the Jets, but they were turned down.